I have been workingwith the Roosevelt & Travis Dicks farm here in Columbia County to get the tobacco out of the field and they are helping me collectyield and quality data for a dozen released varieties.
Things are going well on the farm and they are harvesting a high quality crop
I made this video over several days on the farm. I did most of the jobs shown here as well, and hope Isharedthe physical nature of what is going on as well as the unique combination of equipment and manpower to harvest, cure, and delivertobacco.
The labor is mostly local high school students making some money for the summer. There are a few tobacco “veterans” around who no longer grow tobacco, but fill in aftertheir day jobsand on weekends.
See the video by clicking here.
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